Speaking to LaLiga World ahead of Real Madrid’s encounter with Barcelona on Saturday, Karim Benzema discussed the fixture and rivals Barça.

“There are still quite a few games to go. I think this league is going to go down to the wire because it’s still very competitive. We’ve got to treat every game as if it were a final.”

On El Clásico

“In my opinion, El Clásico is the greatest game in the world. Not just for me but for everyone. There’s an incredible history between the two clubs, it’s always a key game. As always, it’s going to be a tough match against a team that like to have the ball. But we also like to have the ball.

“I think a lot of the game will take place in the midfield area. But just like when we played at Camp Nou, we’ve got to go all out to win because this is a final for us.”

On Barcelona

“They love to have possession, they’ve got a good keeper [Marc-Andre ter Stegen] and then they’ve got [Lionel] Messi. He is so important for Barcelona in every way. We’ve got to be careful because he’s very dangerous.”